Man seen in car with gun results in temporary lock-downs of schools

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St. George Police Action

ST. GEORGE – Police responded to a 911 call alerting dispatch of a “suspicious male in a car holding a gun to his head” at just after 2 p.m. today.  The location was man was said to be in the vicinity of 200 East near the Temple.

Sgt. Holmes of the St. George Police Department said that it all turned out to be a false alarm. “A male was driving a car, he did have a loaded gun and he was just looking at parts of it,” said Holmes.  He said that the observer who called it in mistook him examining his gun for having it held to his head.

Because of the close proximity of Dixie High School and Dixie Middle School to the vicinity of the man’s location, both of those schools were put on temporary lock-down as a precautionary measure.

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  • -Mike- October 6, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    Does it really need to be stated that playing with a loaded gun while driving your car is insane? Clowns like this guy give responsible gun-owners a bad name and give the public good reason to be scared of guns and gun-owners. Normally I would say that we should let the guy play with a loaded gun all he wants and let “natural selection” take its course, but not when you’re in the middle of the city and you could end up with lead flying all over town.

    It may not be against the law in Utah to have a gun exposed in public, but common sense says it’s a stupid thing to do.

    Thanks a lot, jerk.

  • urbanboy October 8, 2011 at 12:26 am

    oMg this fool!

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